Bio

Tavia Nyong’o is Professor of African-American, American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University. His research and teaching interests include the cultural study of performance; 19th and 20th Century American Studies; black studies; Marxism and psychoanalysis; queer and feminist theory; popular music studies; and poetics. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (U Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. His study of fabulation in contemporary black art and performance is forthcoming in 2018 from NYU Press.

Nyong’o co-edits the journal Social Text, published by Duke University Press, with Neferti Tadiar (Barnard) and David Sartorius (U Maryland).

Nyong’o is co-series editor of the Sexual Cultures book series at New York University Press, with Ann Pellegrini (NYU) and Joshua Chambers-Letson (Northwestern).

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